I just came across this site while researching my symptoms. I have a dr's appointment tomorrow, but I wanted to see if this sounded familiar to anyone.
About 2 months ago I started having occasional bouts with extreme upper abdominal pain. No nausea or anything, but terrible, terrible pain that took me to the emergency room the first time it happened. I don't know quite how to describe it - it's like a dull ache in the background and bouts of sharp pain that take my breath away.
Over the same period of time, I've started having mild to moderate chest pains, during which time I often grow short of breath as well.
These don't happen very often, but it's so consistent and debilitating.
I don't know if this is related, but I also have hypersalivation lately - sometimes if I'm lying down, I'll actually almost choke on a sudden rush of saliva. It's very strange.
I'm 23 and female, don't smoke. I'm underweight and trying unsuccessfully to gain weight. Don't exercise very much. I used to have asthma but grew out of it.
Thanks for any ideas you may have!